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Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 22Updated : 24/05/2017

OUR DAY at SKC dawned with heavy showers, however by the evening the sun had come out and was shining brightly! Vivien Phillips was our judge and she had an entry of 15 with three absentees (again all female).      DCC and BOB (number 15?) was Fiona Buchanan and Michael MacLaren’s Ch/Ir Ch Tarmacha...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grands - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

THE NATIONAL was the second show with CCs of the year and gave the breed its second champion of the year. The weather was bright and sunny however if you were caught in the blustery wind it had a rather nasty chill too it. Jeff Horswell was our judge and being fourth in the ring we waited around until well after lunch time. ...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 18Updated : 28/04/2017

SAD NEWS has reached me that the president of the BGVC Yvonne Dean died on April 26, although she had not been in the best of health in recent years this still came as a shock to her family and friends. Our thoughts are with those who will miss her.      By the time the majority of you read these notes t...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

THE EASTER bank holiday weekend seemed to be a busy one for the GBGV folk. I continue to plea to you all, when you have been to a show and had success please contact me directly in order for the results to be put in these notes. A number of you have done so this weekend (following a plea on social media) however I cannot hel...

Bassets Griffon Vendéen, Grand - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

HAS HAD an entry of ten minus two absentees for breed specialist Michael MacLaren. I can’t help but think that this entry could have been a lot higher had we had a better classification or even an open dog and open bitch class like the PBGV’s had.      BD and BOB was Colin and Ann Makey&rsquo...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 14Updated : 31/03/2017

HOUNDSHOW open show had an entry of nine for John Thirlwell consisting of three dogs and six bitches with no absentees. BD was Colin and Ann Makey’s Gairside Good Lord. BB and BOB was my Ch Debucher Violet Gray. BP was Barbara Miton’s Ethos In The Cloud with Wilmit who also went third in the puppy stakes under BI...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 13Updated : 24/03/2017

THE BGVC AGM and open show both recently took place. The AGM started promptly at 9.30am with Paul Osborne in the chair. This year a lot of the reports were circulated as members arrived allowing people to read the reports themselves and formulate any problems that they may have to put to the officers of the club. This seemed...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

WELL THAT’S it. The madness of crufts is behind us for another year and what a show for the GBGV it was! Many congratulations to Frosty along with his owners Gwen Huikeshoven’s and Phil Reid who (unless you’ve been in the Antarctic) we all know made breed history by topping the Hound group under Graham Hill...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 11Updated : 09/03/2017

BY THE time you read these notes Crufts will be a distant memory. There will be a full report next week, however congratulations to all the winners!      News from Linda Skerrit with regards to the BGV club open show. The show opens at 9am with the AGM starting at 9.30. GBGV judging starts not before 11....

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

FIONA Buchanan has been having success in Scotland with her and Michael McLaren’s new puppy Oxygene V Tum-Tums Vriendjes of Tarmachan. At Kirkintilloch and Lenzie she was BOB under Sheila Miller and then G4, best AV hound minor puppy and best hound puppy under John Ritchie. At Caledonian she was BOB and PG4 under Anne ...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grands - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

YVONNE Moult had a fabulous birthday attending Lichfield open show where Debucher Zamba won BNSC and G1. The judge for both was Nicola Bailey.      As I write this the wind is picking up and storm Doris is thinking of heading our way.      Keep me update with any news you may have be...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grands - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

MANCHESTER was the first ch show with breed classes for us. Moray Armstrong judged the breed and had a poor entry of five with four present on the day. BD and BOB was my Ch Debucher Matisse. RBD and BP was Malcom Cooper’s Stinton Eau Savage. BB was Danielle Machent’s Ch Wilmit Gigi of Grandoreille. RBB was my Ch ...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grands - week 3Updated : 13/01/2017

THIS IS my first set of notes after the Christmas break and although it seems like an age since I hope you and your hounds had a fabulous Christmas and good luck to all for 2017.      First to recap on 2016, top GBGV was jointly claimed by Fiona Buchanan and Michael McLaren’s Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan C...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grands - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

LKA WAS the last championship show of the season where Graham Hill had 26 hounds entered with two absentees. We were third in the ring but we’re not kept waiting an unreasonable amount of time. DCC and BOB and shortlisted in the group under Editha Newton was Eliie Harris’ Debucher Sartre which was his first CC. ...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 50Updated : 09/12/2016

BY THE time you will read this Christmas will nearly be upon us and the show season for 2016 will be mainly over.      Two of our exhibitors have not been well, so best wishes to Yvonne Moult for the remainder of her treatment and Barbara Milton with getting her knee sorted.     ...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

A BUMPER set of notes this week, starting with the BGVC show. For the first time in many years there were two rings with PBGV starting at 10.30am and GBGV half an hour later. Both breeds stopped for lunch after PB and there was a break in the proceedings. Even with committee duties of cleaning up I was away by just before 4p...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

WE HAD an extra hour in bed prior to setting off for Midland Counties as the clocks had gone back the night before, however it was a long wait for us to get in the ring as we were the fourth breed to be judged and our judging started at about 2.15pm.      Stuart Milner had a good entry without CCs of 1...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 43Updated : 19/10/2016

SOUTH Wales had an entry of 17 less two absent for Rod Price. DCC, his 15th, and BOB was Fiona Buchanan and Michael McLaren’s Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Cartier and RDCC was my Ch Debucher Matisse.      BCC, his sixth, was my Ch Debucher X Factor and RBCC, her first big green card, was Colin and Ann Make...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grands - week 41Updated : 07/10/2016

I ARRIVED at Driffield just after 7am on hound day to be greeted by a thick fog. In fact when the gates were opened and we drive on to the car park we could not see the benching tents let alone the parking attendants! I believe the fog lifted a little later on the day. However the following day when I was back it was a glori...

Bassets Griffons Vendéens, Grand - week 40Updated : 30/09/2016

DARLINGTON had an entry of seven with three absentees for Tom Johnston. BD was Colin and Ann Makey’s Gairside Good Lord, who also got RBB with litter sister Gairside Good Gracious.      BB and BOB was Danielle Machent’s Ch Wilmit Gigi with Grandoreille.      I missed ...

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